Easy Non-Toxic Homemade Glue Recipe
While taking a community art class the Art instructor challenged the class to create homemade glue with products we had around the studio. After a few failed attempts we came up with an easy, non toxic recipe that I still use today.
I especially liked this recipe because it is totally edible and safe to use with any age that I may be working with.
There are many natural glue recipes on the internet, but this one is the simplest to make with only 4 ingredients you most probably have on hand. I’ve tried it and it works, not only for paper, but also for gluing chunks of wood.
How 2 Make Homemade Glue
1. In a saucepan mix 1 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of sugar.
2. Add half (3/4 cup) of the water required and mix into a thick paste without clumps.
3. Now add the rest of the H20 (3/4 cup) and combine till the paste is smooth.
4. Add a teaspoon of vinegar and turn medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken.
5. Cool and relocate to jar or an airtight container.
Your homemade glue will keep for a few days but you can frigo to extend the life of your homemade glue. I keep my glue in the frigo for about 6 months. The Vinegar in this glue recipe also helps by acting as a mild natural preservative.
Anyway, I use this recipe from time to time and it has saved the studio some money on my Paper Mache Clay Recipe. I hope that it will be a resource for you too.
Teachers can use this glue in their classes because it's non toxic, and completely edible too! Although, I don't recommend eating this homemade glue, it does not taste good. LOL
Hats Off 2 Teachers Everywhere
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